Who is Bill Frezza?

Bill spent four decades as an engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist riding the bleeding edge of the technology revolution—from the breakup of the Bell System through the current social media derangement. You can find his work biography here. He was a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a contributor to the Foundation for Economic Education, and the host of RealClear Radio Hour, which for three years was broadcast 27 times weekly on 17 stations in 15 cities including Bloomberg Boston and Bloomberg San Francisco.

For 30 years Bill was a frequent public speaker about technology and technology policy and, later, a regular guest lecturer on college campuses under the auspices of the Young Americans for Liberty. In 2011 Bill was a finalist for the Hoiles Prize for excellence in American journalism and in October 2013, Bill was awarded the twentieth Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of the 2016 Beth Hoffman prize for economic writing from the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Once an outspoken libertarian activist working to restore the founding ideals of our constitutionally limited republic of strictly enumerated powers, Bill despairs for the future. Bowing to the unstoppable ascendancy of entitlement democracy—an income-redistribution, welfare/warfare state answerable only to the will of Boobus Americanus and the depredations of populist politicians—Bill’s chosen task was to chronicle the decline and fall of our once great nation. But he gave up altogether when the twin depredations of Wokeism and Trumpism descended upon the land, plunging his crazed fellow citizens into mortal combat. To protect his sanity he went dark in 2018 when he cold-turkey cancelled all his social media accounts, cancelled all his newspaper subscriptions, stopped writing, stopped speaking, stopped reading the news, and began meditating. He now devotes much of his time to studying history, philosophy, and religion trying to figure out why the world has gone mad and whether there is any chance it will come to its senses.

You can reach Bill at frezza@alum.mit.edu. But if you ask him to get back in the arena the answer is no.


6 Responses to “Who is Bill Frezza?”

  1. Dave Wilson November 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Great interview with John Loeffler recently. He was correct in praising your new studio. The sound was wonderful.

  2. Mary D. Brown August 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    I had been hoodwinked into thinking that Frezza was a Libertarian. I subscribed to his podcast. He had some questionable guests, but that is fine, let us hear all sides.

    Until recently. One of his recent guests was Pamela Ronald, according to Wiki “Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center and Director of the Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation and Scientific Literacy (CGI) at the University of California, Davis.”

    So first, Pamela talks about how great GMO foods are. And Bill is all in agreement. OK, fine. Personally, I think GMO foods only help Monsanto.

    But then, I lost it when Pamela brought up that bogus “97% of all scientists KNOW that humans are causing Global Warming.” Or Climate Change, or whatever.

    That “study” is proven bogus. And Bill is going along with it.

    He has thrown in the towel. I deleted his podcast. Never listening to him again.

    • billfrezza August 19, 2014 at 6:35 am #


      Thanks for taking the trouble to write. Yes, I was taken aback by Dr. Arnold’s specious global warming claim (although one must listen very careful to the wording of such claims to judge their correctness). But as she was in the midst of making an analogy relevant to the topic at hand, which was GMO crops, rather than making a point about global warming per se, I let it slide rather than challenging her on it as it would have been an unnecessary distraction to the show. Remember, RealClear Radio Hour is not about me and my personal views. It is about providing a platform for my guests. I do not endorse or agree with everything they say – after all, I had Robert Reich and Ralph Nader on. Rather, it is my goal to draw them out so the listener can decide.

      Best regards,


  3. Raymond A. Rombone November 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    Bill, a very enlightening interview with Victor. Both of you are magnificent examples of excellence in what you do. And, if you’ve “thrown in the towel” on what you describe is our future path in America, I’m with you. Heaven forbid. Dr. Ray Rombone

  4. Patrick Peterson June 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    Just heard your interviews with David Friedman and then Patri Friedman – wonderful!!!! Great pre-Father’s Day show.


  1. Huffington Post: Bill Frezza “How Long Until Junta?” - July 24, 2014

    […] *Bill Frezza is currently a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Bill spent the last three decades as an engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist riding the bleeding edge of the technology revolution—from the breakup of the Bell System through the present Great Recession.  He is currently a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a contributing columnist for Forbes, RealClearMarkets, and Bio-IT World, and was a finalist for the 2011 Hoiles Prize for excellence in American journalism. (more info here) […]

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